a blog by Ellen Davies

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Christmas anxiety

Christmas anxiety

Here is my post from last year about holiday anxiety. I thought it was worth reposting! Happy holidays!    This post is all about anxiety. I get holiday anxiety every year. It’s kind of a tradition with me. Ha, ha, get it? Holiday tradition?   […]

Gifts for the yogi in your life

Gifts for the yogi in your life

Welcome to the holiday season, everyone! I’m here today with some gift ideas for the yogi in your life. All my selections can be purchased online, because online shopping is convenient for just about everyone. But I also want to stress the value of shopping […]

mindful dog walking — an update

mindful dog walking — an update

Recently I wrote about how I pledged to walk my dog, Zoey, with mindfulness. I thought I would update you on how it’s going.   I was inspired to try this because I’m reading “The Miracle of Mindfulness” by Thich Nhat Hanh. Since I was […]

Home remedies for the common cold

Home remedies for the common cold

Ah, the common cold. Recently I came down with a bad one, and it got me thinking about home remedies. Here are the things I do when I feel a cold coming on. These are in no way intended to be a substitute for a […]

An update on my swimming progress

An update on my swimming progress

Interested in an update on my swimming progress? A few weeks ago I wrote a post on how I was trying a new form of exercise: swimming. I bet you’re wondering if I stuck with it.   Last Thursday was my first day back in […]

We are all one: helping those in need after Hurricane Harvey

We are all one: helping those in need after Hurricane Harvey

The floods in Houston after Hurricane Harvey are devastating. I feel helpless, because there are so many people suffering. What I can do, however is pray, and I offer a prayer at the end of this post. I can also donate to organizations such as […]

My blog has a new look

My blog has a new look

If you’ve been following me for a while, you may have noticed that my blog has a new look. I’m including more graphics, and even some GIFs. You may notice the box in the sidebar that invites you to sign up for my mailing list, […]

Friday favorites: Seinfeldia

Friday favorites: Seinfeldia

True confession: We watch Seinfeld re-runs almost every night. For years we’ve been doing this. And every time we laugh–even when we know exactly what’s going to happen. Serenity now! Yada yada yada. Master of my domain. Costanza–can’t stand ya. Kenny Rogers Roasters. They’re real, […]

Mason jars and water bottles

Mason jars and water bottles

I was at a yoga teacher training over the weekend in Philadelphia, and I learned that, alas, I continue to be tragically unhip. Apparently all the cool kids are now using Mason jars as water bottles. I am baffled by this. I understand that there is […]

A response to violence: Let there be peace on earth

A response to violence: Let there be peace on earth

The events in Charlottesville last weekend hit pretty close to home for me. My mother lives there, and my nephew is about to start his freshman year at the university. (Thankfully my mother and her husband were nowhere near Saturday’s riots.) How do we respond […]